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From Middle Irish arthrach (ferrying; ferry boat).



árthach m (genitive singular árthaigh, nominative plural árthaí)

  1. ship, vessel, craft (vehicle designed for navigation)
    Synonym: soitheach
    • 1939, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, printed in Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études 270. Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, p. 194:
      Do bhíodar sé mhí gan fille, agus nuair a chonaic Máire an t-árthach ag teacht chun cuain, bhí sceitimíní ar a croidhe le lúthgháir agus le h-áthas, ní nárbh’ iongnadh.
      They were [away] six months without returning, and when Máire saw the vessel coming to port, her heart had raptures of gladness and joy, which was not surprising.
  2. container
    Synonyms: coimeádán, soitheach


Derived termsEdit


Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
árthach n-árthach hárthach t-árthach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  1. ^ M. L. Sjoestedt-Jonval (1938), Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, p. 189.
  2. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899), Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 17.

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